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A needle assembly for passing a needle through an aperture formed in a plate placed between the needle assembly and a body to be pierced by the needle, the needle assembly including a needle having a needle point, and a sleeve associated with the needle, wherein at least a portion of the sleeve has elastic properties in a generally longitudinal direction and is adapted to take up a generally extended state when the assembly is in a non-operative orientation so as to surround a portion of the needle including the needle point, and is further adapted to take up a compressed state when the assembly is in an operative orientation so as to expose a portion of the needle including the needle point, the needle point passing through the aperture in the operative orientation, and wherein the sleeve comprises an aligning device for aligning the needle point with respect to the aperture.

Title
Skin piercing needle assembly
Application Number
8/756110
Publication Number
6290683 (B1)
Application Date
November 25, 1996
Publication Date
September 18, 2001
Inventor
Yuval Singer
Haifa
US
Uri Erez
Kiryat Motzkin
US
Agent
Ladas & Parry
US
Assignee
Mali Tech
US
IPC
A61M 5/32
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